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Hard News: Experiment have seen collisions!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lyndon Hood,

    Experiment have seen meme??????????

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Waugh,

    LHC works!
    So much for the end of the universe then. :o)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    A historically significant moment, I guess, but I would like to see something more tangible--say, Rodney Hide colliding with with a large boulder ;-)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Post have suggested T-Shirt.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    It seems fitting that CERN, where the World Wide Web was germinated, should deliver witness to the greatest moment of its history via that same web.

    Which is what I was moved to tweet - quite a surreal feeling

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Oh, and love the cake

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    It really tickles me that many of my (male) twitter pals following this were tooting about the dress sense (or lack thereof) of the scentists.

    I'm not sure if there was some sort of expectation that the scentists would be all dressed like something out of the Matrix, or perhaps rocking the 1960s NASA control room nerd look, but it seems that their less-than-styley threads were almost as notable as the business happening in Hadrian's Collider.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Somebody set up us the experiment.

    All your collisions are belong to us.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5416 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    the dress sense (or lack thereof) of the scentists.

    At least they didn't have headcrabs.

    I missed all this from '08 (might not have appreciated it anyway) so here's
    Gordon Freeman spotted at CERN
    and later
    training with the wrecking bar he was susequently sent.

    All very internet, indeed.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    some of those on screen appeared to have got dressed in the dark

    It really tickles me that many of my (male) twitter pals following this were tooting about the dress sense (or lack thereof) of the scentists.

    They do realise these guys are scientists and engineers, right? Lack of dress sense and 'interesting' hair kind of come with the territory....

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Conor Roberts,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Helen Miller,

    Oh, and love the cake

    I love physics.

    Grey Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Ben McNicoll,

    http://xkcd.com/442/

    boomdeyada boomdeyada etc

    sorry... it seemed inevitable

    Grey Lynn • Since May 2007 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    the cake is a lie

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    and some of those on screen appeared to have got dressed in the dark.

    Now Russell. I have a bone to pick. Bloody typical media geek stereotyping the physicists of the world. Some of my best friends I work alongside down here get dressed in the dark everyday! And I find nothing wrong with getting dressed in the dark as well. Granted, it is worse in the winter. That is why I only have matching tops and bottoms in the pile beside the bed so that at least I can be sure what ever gets picked and overserted on the body is 'acceptable" to my fellow physicists. Sometimes the washing gets mixed up and the odd day turns out to be...well...odd looking. But it's the science, the science my friend! THAT is what it is all about. Who gives a shit about the tee shirt!

    CERN is right into colour these days and are sucking up with the media with their charm offence in a big way. Things are on the up! They are getting down to it. 2/3rds of everything they make will be going to charity.

    Even Sheldon is excited!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    sorry... it seemed inevitable

    Haha, awesome. And I lol'd when I saw /b/ in there...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    some of those on screen appeared to have got dressed in the dark.

    They do realise these guys are scientists and engineers, right? Lack of dress sense and 'interesting' hair kind of come with the territory....

    Yo, mine was rocking a pinny this morning. </boast>

    I should add that it was indeed a Large Hadron Cake. Half as tall as it was wide. I'm usually the cake queen, and even I was impressed at how seriously this one contested the laws of physics and baking powder.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    boomdeyada boomdeyada etc

    I love this bakery!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    CERN is right into colour these days and are sucking up with the media with their charm offence in a big way. Things are on the up! They are getting down to it. 2/3rds of everything they make will be going to charity.

    What will the Red Cross or Amnesty International do with a whole pile of Higgs' Bosons?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    CERN is right into colour these days

    ...and I presume you mean QCD?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    While I think your choice is correct, what about http://xkcd.com/401/ ?

    the cake is a lie

    See, and there's another joke about a game I haven't played that I get.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I blame sci-fi for creating expectations that televised geeks in any "control room" setting will at least wear matching uniforms, even if they are polyester.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    ...and I presume you mean QCD?

    BANG on Duckie. Quark Quark!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    What will the Red Cross or Amnesty International do with a whole pile of Higgs' Bosons?

    If the whole thing blows up might have to turn the Big Hose On.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Whoops,

    /threadjack that's sort of related...

    my Alzheimer's has set in early today - I recently read a post or comment - I think here on PA that outlined the way scientists interact and comment on each other's work.... but can't for the life of me find it. I want to send it to someone - can any one help me out by pointing to it?

    Thanks

    here • Since Apr 2007 • 105 posts Report Reply

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